Free School Meals
From September 2014 children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a funded school meal, known as the Universal Infant Free School Meal. We ask that families of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who are eligible to register for benefits-based Free School Meals continue to register, as this attracts additional funding (Pupil Premium Grant) that the school can use to support children’s learning.
If children are registered for benefits-based Free School Meals they and the school will benefit from additional funding (Pupil Premium Grant. Families can read our report on how we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support children’s learning on the Sports and Pupil Premium Page)
If you think your KS2 child might be entitled to free school meals please collect a form from the school office.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit 'run on' – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work
Families should contact Lancashire County Council on 01772 532 109 to re/register children for ‘benefits based’ Free School Meals. Further information is available on the Lancashire County Council website.
The government’s website also has information about who is eligible for free school meals, as well as information on how to apply.
See here for further information Apply for free school meals GOV.UK or read our Free School Meals Information letter and leaflet below.